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The following is a sign for the modern day Wong Nai Chung Gap Trail that takes you through some of the area where the Battle of Hong Kong took place back in 1941.

Jardine's Lookout is actually off to the top right of the map. The Jardine's Lookout plaque unveiling took place at Tai Tam Country Park (darker grey area in the bottom right of the map just above Station 1) and the plaque will be permanently mounted at Station 2 (Anti-aircraft Gun Position) on the Wong Nai Chung Gap Trail. This was because it would have been a bit much to ask the Veterans to make it up to Station 2.

Note - This map is the same one from West Brigade Headquarters, so ignore the "You are here" label.

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You can click on the image to the right to see the battle map of 1941. The Wong Nai Chung Gap Trail is roughly right in the center of the map and Jardine's Lookout is slightly above and to the right of center.
You can click on the image to the right to download a PDF file of the publication Canadians in Hong Kong provided by Veterans' Affairs Canada that describes the 1941 Battle of Hong Kong, including Jardine's Lookout.

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This was one of several opportunities I had in Hong Kong to talk with Ed Shayler about what he and others like my father faced here in Hong Kong 64 years ago.

Above photo courtesy of Mike Babin.

Ed, like all the veterans, got plenty of attention here and all of the places we met.

Above photo courtesy of Muriel McDavid.

Justin, Linda Stewart, and yours truly.

Above photo courtesy of Muriel McDavid.